(Closed) Key West or Puerto Rico?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Friendly *bump* because I’m interested to hear some comments about these locations.  =)

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i’ve never been to PR but i’ve been to key west and loved it! we did a cruise so we only had a few hours there but i’ve been dying to go back! its such a small island with beautiful beaches and tons of great restaurants and bars! when we went on a the cruise we cruised out of miami so we drove from NC down there and the drive was half the fun! we stopped in daytona on the way down and savannah on the way back and stayed overnight both places.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I went to Puerto Rico two years ago with my guy, and it is wonderful!

They have a young athmosphere yet very relaxing. 

Also if you stay close to San Juan, it makes for a great day trip. The city has so much to offer.

The beaches are great. 

We stayed at La Concha Renaissance, and I would recommend it!

good luck!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was in PR recently and I would recommend it.  I also stayed at La Concha.  It’s a really nice hotel on the beach.  It’s also a short cab ride to Old San Juan, where there are lots of restaurants, night life, and shopping.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’ve been to Key West a few times and it is magical. I’ve never been to PR, but my Dad has been twice, once to stay and once on a cruise, and he liked it a lot, but he felt that there were a lot of places that you wouldn’t be wise to go to/through on your own.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love PR! I like Key West, but it’s nothing compared to PR. Darling Husband and I go once a year or so. There are so many different places to stay it can be confusing. It really depends on what you want to do and how much driving you are ok with. 

San Juan is awesome, but there’s not as much beautiful beach if you’re looking to have a more relaxing style stay. We always stay at the Wyndham Rio Mar, it’s about 20 minutes from San Juan. It has beautiful beaches, a few restaurants on site, and they offer tons of tours from the hotel. It’s also about 5 minutes from the rainforest. It   is a little sobering that you can drive through a not so great part of the island and then end up in an oasis, but it’s fantastic.  We usually will drive into San Juan for a day of shopping and then another night for dinner. San Juan also has some amazing history and if you go, you must see the forts.  They also have these cute outdoor parties in San Juan on weekend nights that are really fun.  

About 10 minutes from Rio Mar is where all the snorkeling boats leave too and take you to beautiful places if you’re interested in that. 

This is a pic I took with my camera phone from the balcony of our hotel. The water is AMAZING!

I’ve also stayed in Culebrita and Vieques if you have any questions 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mrs.Firefly1:  glad I checked back 🙂

We have gone in August, September, March and April. It’s always about the mid 80’s. There really isn’t a bad time to visit PR. Even when it does rain, it doesn’t last very long and clears up fairly quickly.  

We went on the Bacardi tour. It’s educational and you get to drink tons of it.  I don’t know if you have heard of bio-luminescent bay, but that’s pretty awesome as well. The organisms that live in the water make the water glow and they offer kayaking tours at night. It’s pretty amazing because you can see tons of things in the water because it’s lit up. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Puerto Rico is such a cheap place to visit that you can justify spending a little on airfare.  It is so small too that with just one or two weeks you can see a lot that the island has to offer.  Staying in San Juan and renting a care will allow you to see it all.  Plus the dining and nightlife in San Juan are ideal for young newlyweds.  Almost everyone speaks English in San Juan which is convenient too.  I would recommend staying in the Conrad in San Juan.  The food, sights, and people in Puerto Rico are the best the Carribbean can offer.  The rum isn’t Bad either!!!

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh and do yourself a favor and try to go to Puerto Rico just at the start of hurricane season to save money.  Officially, hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th but most of the bad weather isn’t until August and September.  I have gone the first week of June and the prices for booking online plummit at this time compared even to the month before.  Definietely check out the smaller islands of Vieques and Culebra and do the bio bay tours.  The Bacardi factory is fun and hiking in El Yunque rainforest.

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